Thursday, August 9, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Hey Lovelies,

How are you? ♥

I'm sorry it's been a while since I posted, there's been a lot going on lately, and I haven't had the time to write anything. :( But anyway, here I am now, giving you the apartment post I promised before. I hope you enjoy the tour!

Welcome to our apartment

We live in a rented apartment at the moment, in the 6th floor and just 15-minute bus drive away from the city center. Even though we're looking for a bigger place as we speak, and the furniture isn't exactly what we dream of, we decided to open the door to our little home for you, my amazing readers. :) 

Let's start from the kitchen (which serves as a dining room as well).

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We don't have a lot in our kitchen, due to the impossibility of attaching anything to the rock hard walls. So everything is a bit more empty (everywhere in our home) than we'd like. I try to compensate with having flowers and colors everywhere. (And if you wonder where the fourth chair from the table is, don't worry. I have it as my sewing chair.)

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As you might've noticed already, I love cooking. That shows in our kitchen as a crazy amount of spices, so much so that they don't really fit nicely on the shelf...

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If I got to choose, though, our spice rack would look like the picture above.

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Some of my favorite spices.

Next up, we're going to see the livingroom. There we have a little office space, a sewing table/corner and the actual livingroom. It's lot to have in a quite small place, but we've found a way to get the most out of our apartment.

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I may have an unhealthy relationship with Ikea's boxes, but I really feel they're a great way to store items (such as papers) and decorate the same time.

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A shot of our hallway, not much to see there, though.

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Cardboard alphabets I've painted - they still miss Super Mario characters, which I'm working on at the moment. ;)

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Bookshelf, with the word Love on top of it. We really like these dark Ikea shelves, they have the edge we want to have in our home in the future as well as now.

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The corner with the couches. We're dreaming about a different couch, a one with a nice corner and all, but at the moment that's not that well within the budget.

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Some details on our livingroom...

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Then a peek to our balcony - that has been seen in some outfit pictures already, but what I'm showing you again in one picture as well.

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This is something I would love to spruce up a bit, it's cute already with the table and the grill (not seen here, as it was right behind me), but there's a lot I would love to do with the place.

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Back inside, here's my sewing table - currently empty of projects, but probably not so much this weekend. ;)

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 My memory board, where I collect tickets, photos, autographs from places I've been. I should rearrange it during the Autumn.

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A vanilla-scented candle. Couldn't live without these! ♥

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Our bedroom, to which we were trying to find bedside tables the other day. I'll write a little update post when it's done.

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More Ikea boxes, these are the ones where I keep most of my beauty products (I'd love a dresser, but unfortunately one couldn't fit here.)

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Cute boxes for my necklaces, bracelets and nail polishes. Love them.

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Silly, but I had to take a picture: Our favorite scents on the bedroom table. ♥

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My little pride and joy - handmade dreamcatcher.

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Last and the least, our bathroom. Despite having a shower, a bathtub and our own laundry machine, the bathroom isn't something to really show to anyone. I also left out our hallway and the walk-in closet(ish), as they wouldn't be too interesting to see.

Anyways, that's our little home. We do love to live here, but we would really love a new place with a little more room and some new furniture. When we do, I'll let you know in a form of update post.

So, what do you think about our humble home? And, I would love to see your homes as well - as whole, or as in details - so I challenge my readers to make a home/apartment post of their own, and link it here. (If you've done one already, just leave the link to that, it's as good!)

I hope you'll all have a lovely rest of the week!

Blog ya later!

xoxo

Johanna

26 comments:

  1. I love your apartment. It's so amazing. You've decorated it so well.
    I love that I spotted all the Harry Potters on your bookshelf too. They're my favourite.

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    1. Definitely my favorite as well - and they're a must in English, too many jokes get lost in the translation ;)

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  2. Really nice post dear. You have lovely details in your home!

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  3. Your apartment is absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the unique quirky details!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. Great preview of your apartment Johanna! Love IKEA as well! Your dining room is set up so nicely. And I need a mannequin for my bedroom!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, it's not quite perfect yet (any of it), but we're working on it every time we have both time and money on our hands. :)

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  5. Teillä on ihanan värikäs, persoonallinen ja monipuolinen (olipas outo sana, mutta tarkoitan sitä että on monentyylistä tavaraa :) ! Nekin on toki nättejä jotka on valkoharmaita ja pelkkää pentikiä, mutta ei kovin asujansa näköisiä - tai sitten ne on TOSI tylsiä tyyppejä :D


    Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. Hih, no se monipuolinen on kyl aika kuvaava :D En vois koskaan asua valkoharmaassa millintarkkaan laitetussa kämpässä, vaikkakin yritän ton miehen kanssa saada yhtenäistettyä tän kämpän tyyliä koko ajan ;)

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  6. Hey Johanna! I adore your tour and your blog. Before you get to 200 fans, come on over and grab an award I'm passing on to your blog :)
    http://followmehome.shellybean.com/2012/08/i-am-so-honored.html
    Congratulations
    Michele

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    1. Oh my, thank you so much, Michele! I will go get it ;)

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  7. Love your space! :) I see some furniture and those cute flower lights that I own myself too ehehe ^^ <3

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    1. Hehe, great minds think alike, right? ♥

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  8. I loved this post Johanna! I would totally do it too, but I have a lot of mess and most of my things packed, so it wouldn't be very interesting. hahahaha. I love your kitchen! Everything is just so organized!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. Thanks! I wish other spots in our home would be as organized as the kitchen, but you know, little by little... ;)

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  9. Lovely home!
    Very homey, cozy and well maintained!

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    1. Cozy is what we aim for :) Thank you!

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  10. Wow really pretty hun!! :) looks very swedish.. Xx take care

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    1. Hehe, with all the Ikea we own, it would be a miracle if it didn't look Swedish :D

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  11. that's a nice size apartment johanna! i love all of the personal touches you've added. it truly makes it charming. the words, flowers and plants are pretty.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks, we try to make the most of it, but of course we dream about a bigger place :)

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  12. Ihanan kodikas asunto teillä! Pidän erityisesti tuota teidän yhteiskuvasta, rakkautta on selkeästi ilmassa! Teillä on monta hienoa peiliä ja taulua!

    xxx
    E
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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    1. Voi kiitos, viime aikoina on kyllä pari pudonnut seiniltä (jostain käsittämättömästä syystä) mutta onneksi mulla on aikaa korjailla niitä koulun ohella ;)

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